Zane Rodulfo’s ‘Pathways’ is Reviewed by the Jazz Owl

May 30, 2016Reviews

by Travis Rogers Jr., The Jazz Owl Drummer Zane Rodulfo has released his debut EPPathways bringing to life his own compositions based in the musical traditions of Trinidad. With a playing time just over 33 minutes, Pathways still manages to give a broad spectrum of the rhythms and melodies of Rodulfo’s home and influences. With … Read More

New Review in for Jackie Gage’s Siren Songs from the Jazz Owl!

May 27, 2016Reviews

By Travis Rogers Jr. The Jazz Owl Siren Songs is the perfect title for Jackie Gage’s debut album as she definitely has the voice to stop any sailor on any voyage. Released on First Orbit Sounds Music (FOSM 262), Siren Songs is a charming mix of originals and standards. Those standards were arranged by Gage … Read More

Jazz Weekly Reviews ‘Siren Songs’

May 26, 2016Reviews

by George Harris, Jazz Weekly There is a surfeit of female vocalists that all sound the same doing the exact same material. How enjoyable to find someone who sounds fresh while mixing classic material with her own exciting compositions. Jackie Gage has a husky honey of a voice, with that rare quality of being able … Read More

Jazz Weekly Reviews ‘Collage’ from Chris Klaxton

May 16, 2016Reviews

by George Harris, Jazz Weekly Trumpeter and composer Chris Klaxton mixes jazz sensibilities with indie rock impulses on this recent album with Taylor O’Donnell/voc, Mark Small/ts, Kendall Moore/tb, Tim Jago/g, Mike Effenberger/key, Michael Piolet/dr and Sam Weber/b. You get some vintage jazz bopping on ‘Wampus with some nice bluesy horns and Weber’s bass line, while … Read More

James Nadal of All About Jazz Gives Fabrizio Sotti’s ‘Forty’ 4 Stars!

May 16, 2016Reviews

by James Nadal, All About Jazz As jazz guitar continues to evolve with the introduction of modern influences, some of the more distinguished players are going back to basics. Acknowledged as a remarkable accompanist who can cross genres at will, Fabrizio Sotti has also established himself as genuine guitar stylist. Forty is his fourth release … Read More

Jazz Caribe Reviews ‘Siren Songs’!

May 13, 2016Features, Reviews

Jackie Gage in concert with her new album “Siren Songs” by Luis Raul Montell, Jazz Caribe “Jackie Gage shows her charm not only singing but composing. Jazz romantic ballad; sentimental with the familiar theme of the legendary Mongo Santamaria“Afro Blue”are part of the selection provided by the Miss Gage on this debut album” – Luis Raul Montell, Jazz Caribe The … Read More

Jonathan Greenstein Reviewed on Jazz Weekly

May 9, 2016Reviews

by George Harris, Jazz Weekly It used to be considered a full album when an artist put together six jazz songs. Is the Blue Note label now a catalogue of eps? Anyway, these six songs by saxist Jonathan Greenstein have him teamed up with Gilad Hekselman/g, Mrk Whitfield Jr/dr, Or Bareket/b and Victor Gould/p. He’s … Read More

Zane Rodulfo featured in May/June issue of Caribbean Beat!

May 4, 2016Reviews

Caribbean Playlist (May/June 2016) Selections for your listening pleasure by Nigel Campbell | Issue 139 (May/June 2016) Caribbean Roots — Anthony Joseph (Strut/Heavenly Sweetness) “Performance poet” and “spoken word artist” are two descriptives to reference UK-based Trinidadian Anthony Joseph as an entertainer. “Creole griot” is another. On this, his second full-length album away from his organically funky … Read More